Membership & Giving

Leave your mark on local history by supporting the Louisville History Foundation. Become a Museum member or business sponsor, or make a one-time gift or memorial donation.

Giving Options

Museum Membership

Individual and family memberships available. Members receive the Museum’s quarterly publication, The Louisville Historian in the mail.

Business Sponsorship

Each business sponsor is thanked via a sign in the Museum, recognition on our website and on social media, and in the Museum’s quarterly publication, The Louisville Historian (you also get a copy in the mail!).

Give a One-Time Gift

Make a donation to the Foundation to support the Museum or make a memorial donation in someone’s memory.

Why Give

Preserve our history

Museums are often called “memory institutions” because they collect documents and artifacts that enable each generation to experience their own history and the history of those who came before them.

Expand our reach

Help the Museum share the history of Louisville through stories, exhibits, research and experiences that make a difference in the lives of visitors, creating new memories for all who participate.

PAY BY CHECK

Checks should be made out to The Louisville History Foundation and mailed to 749 Main Street, Louisville, CO 80027.

Checks can also be dropped off in person at 1001 Main Street during the Museum’s open visiting hours.

MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT

Please use the individual links above to make a secure online payment.

About Your Donations

Where and how they are used

Your donations help the Louisville Historical Museum in many ways, including the support of:

  • Programs and events
  • Volunteer training
  • Collection storage
  • Oral history program

Every penny goes directly to the Museum!

 

MUSEUM PROGRAMS

Museum staff offer public lectures, history tours, school programs, art walks, and more. Their events bring hundreds of community members and visitors into the town and Museum to learn about the history of Louisville.

THE COLLECTION

The Louisville Historical Museum has over 21,000 items in its collection. Funds may be used to undertake collection preservation or documentation. 

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKS

We all have a story to tell, and the Museum captures memories and stories of Louisville residents. Nearly 2,000 hours of oral histories are recorded on digital video and many are uploaded to their YouTube channel.

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS

The Louisville Times from 1942-2007 was digitized to improve access and to preserve the fragile and deteriorating paper copies. With funding from the Louisville City Council, the Library worked with the Colorado State Library to add this collection to the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC).

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Museum Address

1001 Main Street
Louisville, CO 80027

Mailing Address

749 Main Street
Louisville, CO 80027

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